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Homemade Banana Oat Applesauce Cookies on a Cookie Tray

Banana-Oat-Applesauce Cookies (oil and sugar free)

Amy at The Penny Pantry
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2 dozen cookies (approx.)


  • 1 cup Mashed Bananas, very ripe (about 3 bananas)
  • 2 cups Whole Oats
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4-1/2 (total) cup Mix-ins of choice: Chopped Dates, Nuts, Chocolate Chips, Coconut, Dried Fruit, etc.
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup or Dry Sweetener Optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mash bananas well in a medium size mixing bowl.  I use a bean masher.
  • Mix in applesauce.
  • Stir in oats and cinnamon.  Add more oats if it appears too wet.  This photo shows the consistency I like.
    banana oat dough
  • Add in your mix-ins of choice if desired, and optional sweetener. 
  • Use a medium sized cookie scoop to form rounds onto a baking sheet fitted with a non stick liner.  
  • Flatten rounds slightly with water dampened hand, to the thickness you like.  (Getting your hand wet prevents the dough from sticking to your hand).  These will not spread, so they will remain the same size.  
  • Bake in your preheated oven for about 15 minutes.  They should be lightly brown.  Cool on tray for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  They are delicious warm or cold, especially with a tall glass of ice cold Almond Milk!  Enjoy! :)